This CBC Documentary has been around for a couple of years, but now thanks to YouTube, and perhaps other outlets, it’s available on demand for anyone at any time.
Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off
It’s about an hour in length but conveniently broken into five pieces in case you can’t watch the whole thing at once. Lots of well-respected and well-known climate and other scientists from prestigious schools and institutions all over the world who provide actual observational (imagine that!) data that contradicts both the "hockey-stick" graph, as well as the flawed computer projection (and that!) models that have been largely based upon it.
The Chicken Littles march on, of course, but I really think this is the beginning of the end. It looks so much like market movements to me (which reflect human crowd behavior). Right now, for example, the market is going up and up, setting record highs everywhere, yet there is tremendous bearish sentiment amongst the public and amongst many investment and trading newsletter outlets. At some future point your grocer or your barber or the valet at your favorite restaurant will start talking about how great the stock market is, and that’s when it’ll be time to sell. Then you can go short if you have the skill, or sit out the next year or two in cash or bonds. About the time that everyone thinks the market is doomed and going down forever; that there’s no hope; that the government should step in and do something; then it’ll be time to go long once again. The public always gets it wrong and there are plenty who profit from their knowledge of that phenomenon.
Global warming: in terms of it being unusual, unprecedented, a serious problem, or man made (anthropogenic) is, I believe, a swindle. But be my guest; be as big of a sucker and a fool as you want to be. Then, once it’s over and quietly shuffled out the back door as though it never really happened, just like the "coming disaster" in the form of the Ice-Age scare of the 1970s, you can search about for the next doomsday scare to get up in arms about (or perhaps Jesus will have returned by then to usher in final judgment). Seriously: go take a look at that ice-age link and remember how it was based upon temperature observations from 1940 – 1970, how it was a global crisis, and how everyone was talking about it and believed it. I’m telling ya: bull & bear, baby; bull & bear.
(heads up: du Toit)